Material Objects as Sites of Critical Re-memorying and Imaginative “Knowing”

Noble, Denise (2018) Material Objects as Sites of Critical Re-memorying and Imaginative “Knowing”. TEXTILE Cloth and Culture Volume 16, 2018 - Issue 2: Aesthetics of Blackness? Cloth, Culture and the African Diasporas, 16 (2). pp. 214-233.

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This article first explores the layers of meaning woven into the intricate and colorful doilies handcrafted by Caribbean women immigrants to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, revealing the importance of these everyday material objects in Caribbean women’s critical practices of self-making in an often hostile racist environment. The author, the child of this generation of women, then proceeds to re-use these objects in her own critical re-reading and re-memorying practices, revealing the complex intersections and ambiguities of gender, race, class, nation, and empire in the post-war politics of “women’s work” in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crochet, re-memorying, migration, women’s work, Caribbean, material culture
Subjects: L300 Sociology
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Denise Noble
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 12:36

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